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 Juan Sebastián Elcano

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Juan Sebastián Elcano

Birth
Getaria, Provincia de Guipuzcoa, País Vasco, Spain
Death 4 Aug 1526 (aged 49–50)
At Sea
Burial Buried or Lost at Sea
Memorial ID 7948594 View Source
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Noted Spanish Navigator and Explorer. He participated in the expedition with Magallanes to circumnavigate the globe. Magallanes died in the Philippines and Elcano arrived to Sanlúcar de Barrameda on september of 1522 with other 17 survivors on board the "Victoria", become the first man who circumnavigate the globe. In his blazon appeared the phrase "Primus circumdedisti me". He died in another expedition and his body throwing to the Pacific Ocean.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni

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